LIST OF LANDS & BUILDINGS IN THE OCCUPATION OF THE WAR DEPARTMENT ON 1 JUNE 1918

Source:                 War Office; Lands & Buildings Reconstruction Committee; ‘List of Lands & Buildings in the occupation of the War Department’; 1 June 1918; Northern Command

ALNWICK

ACCOMMODATION OF TROOPS

Alnbank

Barracks *

13, Bondgate Without

Bow Alley

Castle Pastures (Hutment Camp)

Clayport, Grey’s Inn

Fountain House, Bondgate Within

Green Batt House

Narrowgate (House & Shop)

Red House (2 rooms)

St Andrew’s Mission Hall

St James’s P. M. Hall

Seabank

 

AERODROMES:

Snipe House (Landing Ground)

 

HOSPITALS:

Hope Villa

 

 

OFFICES:

44 Bondgate Within

 

RIFLE RANGES:

Location not specified

 

STORES:

Northern & Star Garage

Theatre Basements

 

ALNWICK DISTRICT

ACCOMMODATION OF TROOPS

Acklington:            5 Barties Town

                                   Field, House, Cottage

Alnmouth:             Parish Room & Southern Room

                                   Prudhoe Villa

                                   Seabank

Amble:                    Council House

                                   Dilston Terrace

                                   12, 14, 16, 17, 19, 21 & 23, Scott Street

                                   Station Hotel (Assembly Rooms)

Broomhill:              Central Hall

                                   Grey Arms Hotel

                                   Wesleyan Church Hall

Chevington:          Parish Hall

Embleton:              Creighton Memorial Hall

                                   Dunstonborough Castle Hotel

                                   Front Street (Cottage) (Baths)

                                   Parish Hall

Warkworth:           Fairfield (Coachman’s Cottage, & more)

 

AERODROMES:

Acklington:            Landing Ground

Rennington:          Landing Ground

 

HOSPITALS:

Amble:                    Isolation Hospital

 

OFFICES:

Amble:                    Central Hall, Dilston Terrace

                                   The Fox & Hounds Inn

 

STORES:

Alnmouth:             Hall, Stable & Garage

                                   Narrowgate (Factory & Stable)

                                   Schooner Hotel

                                   Throxton (Basement)

Amble:                    Explosives Magazine Co. Ltd

                                   Welwood Arms

Embleton:              Dunstonborough Castle Hotel

 

VARIOUS (OTHER USES):

Broomhill:              Co-operative Society’s Joiners’ Shop (Bicycle Repair Shop)

 

ELSEWHERE IN NORTHUMBERLAND

The list of lands & buildings elsewhere in Northumberland in the occupation of the War Department on 1 June 1918 is too numerous to list here, however there follows a summary of the uses to which they were put together with a list of places referred to in the War Office document

USES:

·         Accommodation of troops

·         Accommodation of Prisoners of War

·         Accommodation of Women Workers

·         Accommodation of Horses

·         Aerodromes

·         Defences

·         Hospitals

·         Mechanical Transport

·         Offices

·         Rifle Ranges

·         Stores

·         Training Grounds

·         Various (other uses)

 

PLACES:

*      Ashington (Aerodrome)

*      Backworth (Accommodation of troops; Hospitals; Offices; & Training Grounds)

*      Bamburgh (Accommodation of troops)

*      Beal (Accommodation of troops; Mechanical Transport; & Stores)

*      Bebside (Accommodation of troops; & Stores)

*      Belford (Accommodation of troops; Accommodation of Horses; Rifle Range; & Stores)

*      Benton (Accommodation of troops; Aerodrome; & Training Grounds)

*      Blyth (Accommodation of troops; Accommodation of Horses; Defences; Hospitals; Offices; Stores; Training Grounds; & Various other uses)

*      Chirton (Accommodation of troops)

*      Clousden Hill (Accommodation of troops)

*      Corbridge (Accommodation of Horses)

*      Cornhill (Accommodation of troops)

*      Chathill (Accommodation of troops)

*      Cramlington (Accommodation of troops; Aerodrome; & Offices)

*      Creswell (Accommodation of troops)

*      Cullercoats (Accommodation of troops)

*      Dukesfield (Accommodation of Horses)

*      Earsdon (Accommodation of troops; Stores; & Training Grounds)

*      Elford (Aerodrome)

*      Forest Hall (Accommodation of troops; & Various other uses)

*      Gosforth (Accommodation of troops; Accommodation of Horses; Mechanical Transport; Stores; Training Grounds; & Various other uses)

*      Goswick (Stores)

*      Hartley (Defences; Rifle Range; & Various other uses)

*      Hexham (Accommodation of Prisoners of War; & Rifle Range)

*      Kenton (Training Grounds)

*      Killingworth (Accommodation of troops; Accommodation of Horses; & Hospitals)

*      Linnington (Accommodation of troops)

*      Longhorsley (Aerodrome)

*      Monkseaton (Accommodation of troops; & Offices)

*      Morpeth (Accommodation of troops; Mechanical Transport; & Various other uses)

*      Newbiggin-by-the-Sea (Accommodation of troops; & Stores)

*      Newburn (Inspection Bond)

*      Newcastle (Accommodation of troops; Accommodation of Women Workers; Accommodation of Horses; Aerodrome; Hospitals; Mechanical Transport; Offices; & Various other uses)

*      New Haggerston (Aerodrome)

*      New Hartley (Accommodation of troops; & Offices)

*      North Shields (Accommodation of troops; Accommodation of Horses; Defences; Hospitals; Mechanical Transport; Offices; & Training Grounds)

*      Northumberland Golf Club (Training Grounds)

*      Old Hartley (Accommodation of troops)

*      Palmerville (Accommodation of troops)

*      Percy Main (Accommodation of troops)

*      Ponteland (Accommodation of troops; Aerodrome; & Rifle Range)

*      Redesdale (Accommodation of troops; & Artillery Range*)

*      Scremerston (Accommodation of troops)

*      Seahouses (Accommodation of troops)

*      Seaton Delaval (Accommodation of troops; Accommodation of Horses; Hospitals; Stores; Training Grounds; & Magazine)

*      Seaton Sluice (Accommodation of troops)

*      Spanish Battery (Accommodation of troops)

*      Tynemouth (Accommodation of troops; Aerodrome; Defences; Hospitals; Offices; Training Grounds; & Various other uses)

*      Wallsend (Accommodation of troops; Accommodation of Horses; Hospitals; Offices; Training Grounds; & Various other uses)

*      West Moor (Accommodation of troops)

*      Whitburn (Accommodation of troops; & Hospitals)

*      Whitley Bay (Accommodation of troops; Offices; Stores; Training Grounds; & Various other uses)

*      Widdrington (Offices; & Telephone Exchange)

END

*              Properties either owned by or leased by the War Department prior to the commencement of the war